My husband rapes me, wife tells court


A middle -aged housewife has asked a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to put an end to the marriage between her and her husband over his alleged habit of always beating her to have sexual intercourse with her.

In her statement, Shakirat told the court that, Rasheed Olanrewaju had made it a habit to beat her before any sexual encounter with her.
“Anytime I don’t allow him to have sex with me, he has made it a routine exercise to give me a thorough beating. In fact, I am currently having many scars on my body due to his series of tortures on me.
“Just three weeks ago, he beat me late in the night and it took God’s special grace for me to be alive. I can’t stand for long as I used to do before due to the wounds he inflicted on me,” she explained.

In his defence, Olanrewaju argued that his wife had become insolent and returned home anytime that pleased her.

“The last time that I truly beat her, Shakirat bit my manhood and I couldn’t bear it. It is true that I beat her occasionally, but I still love her,” he stressed.

The presiding judge, Chief Henry Agbaje, however, asked the couple to go and explore reconciliation. Agbaje said that he had observed that, there was still some love between the duo.
He adjourned the case to May 12, for continuation.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that Olanrewaju is a brick layer and Shakirat, sells provisions and they both reside at Omiadio area of Ibadan. NAN


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